Special Issue "Energy Sustainable Management"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Naim Hamdia Afgan
Emeritus professor, UNESCO Chair Holder, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, 1049, Portugal
Interests: Energy Sustainable Management; Sustainable Water Desaliantion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable energy management is a guideline for the development energy strategy. It implies a need for the future paradigm defined and interpreted as intergenerational phenomena as the level scale, multiple domains, social development of society and multiple interpretation of sustainable development. The energy as a complex system requires a multi-criteria evaluation of the potential options to meet the future of its development. It requires respective set of indicators reflecting economic, environmental, social and technological quality. With the multi-criteria assessment of potential options and the evaluation of strategic road map is designed.

Fossil, nuclear and renewable energy resources management are the essential bases for the long term planning for the future resources consumption. Energy sustainable management is the essential tool for the proper utilization of the energy resources.

The economic evaluation of energy resource conversion into a final energy represents motivation for the new technological development. In this respect a new development of energy system will stimulate respective economic and technological development. Special attention has to be devoted to the development of renewable energy resource.

The social aspect of energy system comprises the need for respective satisfaction of human requirements. It implies requirement for the multi-purpose energy system to be used for the heating and cooling systems, energy and water production, energy use in transport systems.

The Sustainable Energy Management issue of Sustainable journal is aimed to promote and invite interested experts in deferent area to write peer-revenue articles, original paper and present original idea for promotion of the new energy strategy.

Prof. Dr. Naim Hamdia Afgan
Guest Editor


  • energy diversity
  • energy efficiency
  • energy infrastructure
  • regional interpretation of energy system
  • market-based climate change response
  • technological innovation and development and public understanding and trust

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p. 933-957
Sustainability 2012, 4(5), 933-957; doi:10.3390/su4050933
Received: 26 February 2012 / Revised: 25 March 2012 / Accepted: 19 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
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p. 1855-1865
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1855-1865; doi:10.3390/su3101855
Received: 30 July 2011 / Revised: 9 September 2011 / Accepted: 13 September 2011 / Published: 12 October 2011
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p. 3812-3830
Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3812-3830; doi:10.3390/su2123812
Received: 18 November 2010 / Revised: 2 December 2010 / Accepted: 7 December 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010
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